The General Pan-Homenetmen Jamborees have the following goals:
- Gather girl and boy scouts from various Homenetmen regions,
- Provide a solid Armenian national and scouting education and create opportunities for getting to know scouts from other Homenetmen regions,
- Promote Homenetmen scouting on an international level.
Requirements for Participation
Article 1: To take part in a General Pan-Homenetmen Jamboree, all girl and boy scouts, as well as senior scouts are required to:
- Be over the age of 14
- Have at least ten days of scouting jamboree experience
- Be in good health
Article 2: To be eligible for the jamborees, a Homenetmen scout must submit an application endorsed by the Homenetmen Central Committee. The application should state:
- The scout’s name and surname
- Date of birth
- Passport number and expiration date
- Homenetmen region and chapter
- Scouting rank and position
- Dates and places of scouting jamborees attended before
- Home address and phone number
- Health certificate
Article 3: Delegations from each Homenetmen region are divided into small groups of ten which then are formed into troupes. Thus
- A group of 5 to 7 girl or boy scouts form a group
- A group of 8 to 10 senior scouts form a group of ten
- 2 to 4 groups form a troupe
- 2 to 4 groups of tens form a troupe of senior scouts
- Based on the number of scouts attending the jamboree, the Homenetmen Central Committee decides on a number of ranked scouts to accompany the delegation
- A delegation must include at least one group or group of ten
- Every delegation must have a leader
Note: The number of the ranked scouts (such as Chief Scouts) attending the jamboree may be more than the one decided on by the Homenetmen Central Committee. They form the team of the jamboree General Chief Scout and support the operations.
Jamboree Organizing Committee
Article 4: Every General Pan-Homenetmen jamboree is organized by an executive committee of 5 to 9 members, all assigned by the Homenetmen Central Committee.
- An Executive Committee consists of a General Chief Scout, two Vice General Chief Scouts (one male and one female), a Chief Scout responsible for organizational and educational projects, a Chief Scout responsible for partnerships
- An Executive Committee may have additional roles/members, depending on circumstances
- The Homenetmen Central Committee defines the roles, tasks, and the authority of the Executive Committee members and communicates them in written form.
Article 5: The Executive Committee is responsible for implementing all jamboree operations and activities.
Article 6: Chief Scouts heading the delegations support the Executive Committee in managing the day-to-day activities. The General Chief Scout may assign them with positions.
Article 7: During the jamboree, a ranked Chief Scout in charge of implementing the daily agenda. The Chief Scout in charge of the day is assigned by the jamboree Chief Scout and the two Vice Chief Scouts.
Article 8: The General Pan-Homenetmen Jamboree is organized once every four years and lasts 10 to 15 days. The official jamboree agenda lasts 8 to 10 days.
Article 9: The Executive Committee drafts the jamboree agenda and activities which are then finalized by the Homenetmen Central Committee. The final agenda is sent to the regions preferably one year or at least six months prior to the jamboree.
Article 10: The jamboree has its own symbol, anthem, and flag, prepared by the Homenetmen Central Committee.
Article 11: The girl and boy scouts, as well as the senior scouts taking part in the jamboree are grouped in four separate campsites. Each group has its own internal agenda that should not get in the way of implementing the general agenda and activities planned by the Executive Committee.
Article 12: Each campsite has its own committee of chief scouts. The rights and duties of these committees are assigned by the Executive Committee.
Article 13: The campsite of the General Jamboree is decided on by the Homenetmen Central Committee which communicates the campsite, region, and country to the Homenetmen regions one year in advance.
Article 245: The Homenetmen Central Committee monitors all jamboree activities and following each jamboree prepares a dossier that includes the agenda, planned budget, narrative and financial reports, documents, etc.